Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Effort Never Betrays You

Effort never betrays you.

I really forgot about this in the last few months. I was putting in half the effort I should've been with nearly everything in my life, from friends to work to Uni, even to the tutoring I do with a little girl I absolutely adore. And it made me miserable not to be trying. I felt lazy, lacking energy, lacking zest.

The funny thing was, though, that I truly believed I was making an effort. I believe making an effort in one thing meant leaving the other things in my life by the wayside. I was working hard, and put minimal effort into seeing friends. I then lost purpose for work and tried to get back into the swing of exercise, but Uni work then took over. And now, coming up to exams, I seem to be spending a whole lot of (really lovely) time with friends the past few weeks, but University has gone out the window.

I'm struggling to keep afloat.

I read somewhere that 'Effort never betrays you', and somehow that thought has stuck to my brain with the veracity of an oyster on a rock. It's made me reevaluate my time, and made me waste a lot less time. I've gotten back into writing, into drawing, into Uni work, into TV shows, into friends, into work. I have a long way to go to get back to the zeal of life I had a while back, but I'm getting there, always remembering that if you want something badly enough, then you need to be prepared to put in the effort. I'm not going to get Distinction grades with a half-assed attitude. Nor am I going to reach my goal of reading over 37 books this year (37 being my achievement of last year). I'm not going to ever finish that scene if I don't put in the time and care, and I'm certainly not going to keep the strong holds of friendship if I don't make the effort.

There's a lot I left aside the last few months, but I'm raring to go and chase my dreams and balance my life out once again xx


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